How I Came to Fall

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David Nelson Ostrosser

Story

This is the only song that has come to me in a dream. I was flipping through the records in a used record store, and I came upon an album by Poco, that great 70s country-rock band. The album was called "How I Came to Fall". When I awoke, however, I realized that Poco never had an album called "How I Came to Fall", and it was up to me to write the song.


Lyrics

Takin’ good love for granted,that’s how I came to fall

Once I had a woman, she loved me like a wife,
Started us a family, we were set for love for life.
But a fling one night, in a local bar, with a dancer from Montreal
She found out about it, that’s how I came to fall

Used to have a good job, I was really really on the rise
A kid with big ambitions, you could see it in my eyes
But with worryin’ about my family, I wasn’t always on the ball
My star began descending, that’s how I came to fall

(chorus)

Well I was fine till I let my mind wander to rest no more,
Now my heart is cold and it feels like my soul’s out beggin’
from door-to-door
Sittin’ here, behind this beer, thinkin’ about it all
Takin’ good love for granted,that’s how I came to fall

Well I was on the wagon, but the wagon didn’t roll for me
Still I knew the barroom, was not the place to be
Weeks went by, and I was dry, till one day my little girl called
I let it all get to me, that’s how I came to fall

(chorus)

Sittin’ here, behind this beer, talkin' to my alcohol
Takin’ good love for granted, that’s how I came to fall

Guitars, bass: René Gely
Drums, organ: DNO

 

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